Lucia Schettino

Naples, Italy

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Lucia Schettino (Castellammare di Stabia, 1988), graduated in Graphic Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples, has always been committed to a careful research in the field of abstract design and surreal figures, to meet the urgent need for an artistic experimentation she continues to achieve a more complete under standing of the “self”. The artistic research of Lucia Schettino reveals a clear connection to Informal Art, re-interpreted through a present-day point of view. Her work is not concerned with the often-debated question of the opposition between a figurative/abstract representation: she does not seem to be interested in making her
signs understandable, which sometimes refer to the human figure, others to the nature or landscape. Each one of the objects she employs to build her work, is either an ex novo object, or rather an extract, a fragment of a picture or a text, cut out of books, newspapers, photographs, or even from her previous engravings and works. At times this creative process causes the collage to exceed the margins of the canvas’ frame, that is the canonic space of art. In doing so, Schettino denies such closed and predefined nature traditionally designated to artistic expression, giving new vitality to the structure of the work.

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